3-way, solenoid-operated directional spool valve

Capacity: 12 gpm45 L/min. | Cavity: T-11A
DMDA : 3-way, solenoid-operated directional spool valve
Technical Features [ + ]

This solenoid-operated 3-way, 2-position cartridge is a direct-acting, balanced spool directional valve.

  • The solenoid tube assembly is fatigue rated for 5000 psi (350 bar) service.
  • Spools B and R are closed in the transition between their two positions. This results in a higher performance limit at the expense of lower capacity. When used as pilot controls, where capacity is not a factor, the closed transition will provide faster and more consistent response times.
  • This valve is direct actuated and requires no minimum hydraulic pressure for operation.
  • On models equipped with the D or L control, the detent mechanism in the manual override is meant for temporary actuation. The D, L and T manual control assembly has a mechanical life expectancy of approximately 7,000 cycles.
  • Cartridges configured with EPDM seals are for use in systems with phosphate ester fluids. Exposure to petroleum based fluids, greases and lubricants will damage the seals.
  • This valve utilizes a wet armature design. This means that the working fluid surrounds the armature and is exposed to the heat generated by the coil. This can be a factor if the coil is energized for long periods of time. Some fluids, notably water/glycol mixtures, break down at these temperatures over time and form varnishes that will affect the function of the cartridge.
  • Coils are interchangeable with other Sun Series 1 solenoid products and can be mounted on the tube in either direction.
  • Incorporates the Sun floating style construction to minimize the possibility of internal parts binding due to excessive installation torque and/or cavity/cartridge machining variations.
Technical Data [ + ]
Note: Data may vary by configuration. See CONFIGURATION section.
Cavity T-11A
Series 1
Capacity 12 gpm45 L/min.
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Response Time - Typical 50 ms50 ms
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 5 in³/min.@3000 psi80 cc/min.@210 bar
Switching Frequency 15000 cycles/hr15000 cycles/hr
Manual Override Force Requirement 5 lbs/1000 psi @ Port 133 N/100 bar @ Port 1
Manual Override Stroke .10 in.2,5 mm
Solenoid Tube Diameter .75 in.19 mm
Valve Hex Size 7/8 in.22,2 mm
Valve Installation Torque 30 - 35 lbf ft41 - 47 Nm
Model Weight .60 lb0,30 kg
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990411007
Seal kit - Cartridge EPDM: 990411014
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990411006
Seal and nut kit - Coil Viton: 990770006
Performance Curves [ + ]
FAQs [ + ]

Direct-acting valves are used to prevent over pressure, and pilot-operated valves are used to regulate pressure. If you are unsure, use a direct-acting valve. Sun's direct acting valves are very fast, dirt tolerant, stable, and robust. Sun's pilot-operated valves are moderately fast, they have a low pressure rise vs. flow curve, and they are easy to adjust.

There are exactly 250 Sun drops in a cubic inch or 15 in a cc.

DP**s and DR**s are from the reducer/reliever family and are very capable of modulating. They are not bistable.

In many circuits the directional cartridge is set to shift at a low pressure no matter how high the pilot pressure goes. If you use a DP__ , the pilot flow increases to significant amounts. A DR__ however will only consume a small amount of flow. A DP__ is useful when you want to block or open the pilot flow to shift the valve.

Notes [ + ]
  • Please verify cartridge clearance requirements when choosing a Sun manifold. Different valve controls and coils require different clearances.
  • An additional 2.00 inches (50,8 mm) beyond the valve extension is needed for coil installation and removal.
Additional Resources [ + ]
Coil Information [ + ]

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